Hi, I've just been reading your posts and I also have similar symptoms. Also, some of you have referred to CREST which is a term I first heard on this site recently. I've got a few other medical conditions which I never thought, and has never been mentioned by GP could be connected to my Raynauds.
I've been reading up on CREST and just curious if any of my other problems could be connected?
So here goes, with just a few.
I also get severe pain in my lower leg and foot when I try to lie down, and I also have quite a few 'fatty' looking lumps on this leg also.
I have digestive problems and have recently been diagnosed with Oesophagitis, I get a burning sensation when eating some foods and find it difficult to swallow and am on Omeprazole.
I have also read that lung problems can be connected. 2 years ago I was also diagnosed with COPD, Emphysema. I can't lie down flat due to this as I have difficulty breathing if I do. I have a Braltus inhalator to use each morning to open my Airways and a Salbutamol pump to use throughout the day.
I also have Hyperthyroidism and am currently taking Levothyroxin for this.
I also have an autoimmune disease called ITP, I have regular blood tests to monitor my Platelet levels as they were very low previously (down to 10) and I was in hospital for 8 days until this was stabilised, I was then on Prednisolone for about 4 months. s
Does anyone think that and of these could be connected, to CREST, Scleroderma?